The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has launched a 15-man record for the ultimate lap of the qualifiers for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
The federation launched the roster in an announcement on Monday.
Chimezie Metu of the Sacramento Kings, Josh Okogie of the Phoenix Suns and Miye Oni are included within the group alongside Ike Nwamu of BC Samara of Russia, who returns to D’Tigers for the primary time because the Tokyo Olympics.
Michael Oguine of Saint Chamond in France, Ben Emelogu of Rouen Métropole Basket and Keith Omoerah of Jamtland in Sweden additionally made the roster.
Michael Gbinije of Oklahoma Metropolis Blue within the NBA G League, Amanze Egezeke of Kataja in Finland, Christian Mekowulu of Casademont Zaragoza and Abdul-Malik Abu who play for Oliver Wuerzburg in Germany full the contingent of foreign-based gamers within the squad.
The invited home-based gamers embrace the Gombe Bulls duo of Uchenna Iroegbu and Michael Okiki. Ibe Abuchi Agu of the Nigerian Customs group and John Mathias Iduh of Kano Pillars additionally made the record.
Our 15-MAN SQUAD for the subsequent window is LOADED! 🔥🔥
4 2020 Olympians. 5 Olympians general and extra!
Tip off in 11 days. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/xyI5amiLPu
— D’Tigers | Nigeria Basketball (@NigeriaBasket) August 15, 2022
The fourth window of qualifiers tip-off on August 26 in Ivory Coast with D’Tigers enjoying the host on the opening day.
Nigeria faces Guinea on August 27 earlier than squaring up with Angola a day later.
D’Tigers are at the moment fourth on the desk in Group E after two wins in 4 video games.
Solely the highest two groups from the group will e book computerized tickets to the FIBA 2023 World Cup billed for Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines between August 25 and September 10 subsequent 12 months.